Carrot, Orange & Radish Salad


slicing frenzy

Big PROPS to Gabrielle who steered me in the right direction! Tonight, I made this radish salad that she recommended. Two words—OH BOY.

sir mix a lot

Let me start by saying that this salad is BOLD. The citrus kick and the mint!!! Oh lord! It totally cleanses the pallette. In a good way of course…. It’s absolutely refreshing. The flavors are soo interesting- they all go so well together. It’s seriously like a party in your mouth. I decided to grilled some chicken and spoon some on top! I also think it would also be fabulous in a sandwich with grilled steak…or maybe with some grilled fish?

tonight's dinner

MMMM tasty.

sooo refreshing

Carrot, Orange & Radish Salad


(Recipe by Tyler Florence)

-4 carrots
-6 radishes (or 4-inch piece daikon radish)
-1 handful fresh mint leaves
-1 handful fresh cilantro leaves
-2 navel oranges
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon sugar
-1/2 lemon, juiced
-1 teaspoon orange flower water
-Kosher salt

Directions:

Slice carrots and radishes as thinly as possible and add to a large bowl. Add mint and cilantro. Remove the peel and pith from the oranges. Working over a bowl to catch the juice, cut between the membranes to remove the orange segments; add them to the carrots. Squeeze the membrane to extract the rest of the juice and add the cinnamon, sugar, lemon juice, orange flower water, and salt, to taste. Mix to dissolve sugar and salt. Pour over the carrot mixture and gently toss to coat. The salad can be served immediately but allowing it to sit for 1 or 2 hours will help the flavors to blend. Just before serving, taste and adjust seasoning.

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  • michella

    where do you get orange flower water? this sounds different and summery. can’t wait to try.

    • Tracy

      michella- i had it on hand! if you go to a grocery store that’s a little more “gourmet” (like whole foods) you can find it. It’s usually in the section near the baking goods/extracts.

  • Cousin Jen

    How on earth did you slice those radishes so thin??? I would have had the fire department/ paramedics here putting my finger back on… it has happened before… too many times to admit…

    Give Coop a big cuz’n hug…

    • Tracy

      haha jen! i used a little mandoline slicer! i can’t be trusted with a knife either šŸ˜‰

  • Becky and the Beanstock

    Beautiful! I am impressed with how thinly sliced your carrots and radishes are — I can never accomplish that translucent look, even with a peeler. I’ve been using mint a lot in my own cooking, since it’s exploding from every corner of the yard (didn’t start out that way, but you know. Mint happens). Citrus is one of my favorite ways to pair it (and have you ever had citrus mint? I have some of that — but was smart and kept it in a POT!)

  • Gabrielle

    I’m glad you liked the recipe – isn’t it great!?!?

  • galexiegirl

    WOWZA! That looks amazing!!!

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